are prodigious egg layers; so much so that a pond's bottom can become encrusted with countless eggs attached to underwater plants.
The book covers mayflies, caddisfiles, stoneflies, midges, craneflies, aquatic worms, damselflies, dragonflies, backswimmers, water boatmen
, water beetles, terrest rials, baitfish and leeches, and crustaceans.
THE EYES HAVE IT: Frogs and toads will soon move in on the garden pool scene and colourful dragonflies and water boatmen
will also arrive
insects and their eggs are ground up into a flour.
If people spot any wildlife in the pond, from great crested newts to water boatmen
, we would like them to fill in a pond survey and send it back to us so we can record the findings.
At this time of year, watch out for darter dragonflies, pond skaters and water boatmen
gliding the surface plus any frogs that come out to bask in the sun.
DRAGONFLIES, pond skaters and water boatmen
were among the creepy crawlies lurking around during a pond-dipping session at Ryton Pools.
Twenty-three snacks make the list that covers everything from mayflies to water boatmen
Naomi Hewitt, EYE Project co-ordinator, said: "If people spot any wildlife from great crested newts to water boatmen
, we would like them to fill in a pond survey.
No water boatmen
, no may fly hatch, no damsel flies and one solitary dragon fly.
Pond dipping is a great holiday activity and bugs to watch out for are pond skaters, water boatmen
, pond snails and dragonfly larvae.